back in the heyday of "dallas." i want to show you what the south fork ranch looks like today. this is outside dallas where they shot the original television show and where the return to tv screen this is year. today it's a tribute to larry hagman who passed away yesterday in a hospital not that far from the ranch in, of course, dallas. his infamous portrayal of the oil man was 100% texas, big talk, big money and always that very big hat. we have a look back at his long showbiz career. >> reporter: larry hagman wore many hats in his career. but he's best known for the stetson that he wore on "dallas." despite roles on film and on stage, hagman will always be remembered as the villainous j.r. ewing. when j.r. was shot by an unknown assailant, it became one of the most famous cliffhangers in tv history, watched by 300 million people from all around the world. hagman never expected the show to endure. >> i just started the show doing six shows. i never thought it would do 300. >> reporter: in fact, the "dallas" franchise was so successful, the series was recently reprised. the u.